Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty February 22, 2018 German police say a 70-year-old German-Russian dual national has been arrested and accused of “politically motivated” attempted murder after he attacked three asylum seekers with a knife. The bloody attack, which occurred outside a church in the western city of Heilbronn on February 17, left a 17-year-old Afghan
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty January 18, 2018 German prosecutors have filed terrorism and murder charges against a suspected member of Afghanistan’s Taliban accused of participating in the killing of an Afghan police officer. Federal prosecutors said on January 18 that they filed the indictment against the Afghan national, identified as 20-year-old Omaid N., at the
DW: Former President Hamid Karzai briefs DW on the continued security problems in Afghanistan. He advocates an immediate appraisal of what’s gone wrong, saying Afghanistan’s future is in the hands of the younger generation. Click here to read more (external link). Other Security News Explosion kills eight civilians in South Afghanistan
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty September 13, 2017 Germany has deported eight Afghan men whose applications for asylum were rejected, sending them back to Afghanistan on September 13. Bavaria’s Interior Minister Joachim Hermann said the men were all convicted criminals and that at least two have been convicted on charges of rape. Mohammad Asif Abbasi, an
Tolo News: President Ashraf Ghani in a meeting with German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier at the Presidential Palace on Thursday discussed Afghanistan’s security, peace and economy. The German president arrived in Kabul with a high ranking delegation on Thursday. Pointing to the importance of Afghanistan’s mineral resources, Ghani suggested that German automobile companies should use the country’s
Washington Examiner: Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has touched down in Germany, one of America’s most important NATO allies, where he will be consulting with his German counterpart Ursula von der Leyen, and preparing for talks later in the week with NATO defense ministers about his soon-to-be completed strategy for winning in Afghanistan. En route Mattis spoke
DW: Just weeks after a spate of attacks in Kabul forced Germany to halt deportations to Afghanistan, plans for more flights are reportedly afoot. Failed Afghan asylum-seekers could be forced home as early as next week. Click here to read more (external link).
Al Jazeera: Mohammad Shoaib Hosseini thought he was the luckiest man in Germany. Seven years after fleeing his home in war-torn Afghanistan, he had a full-time job at a timber factory, rented a modest apartment and had friends who were like family. But on March 27, his life imploded. Click here to read more (external link).
VOA News May 21, 2017 ISLAMABAD — Unknown gunmen have killed a German aid worker and her Afghan security guard in Kabul before kidnapping a Finnish woman who worked for an aid organization. A Finnish Foreign Ministry spokesperson is reported to have confirmed a Finn has been taken hostage, and that there is no information yet
Al Jazeera: German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said that she does not believe Germany is “first in line” to send more troops to Afghanistan, as NATO considers a proposal to boost forces there. “I don’t think we’re first in line to expand our capacities there,” Merkel said after meeting with NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg on Thursday.